|“||Nah, it can't be. It's just my mind playing tricks on me.||”|
— Tiki's Grandfather in You're Undead to Me
Tiki's Grandfather is a character who first appeared in the fifth episode of the first season of The Vampire Diaries. He is a resident of Mystic Falls, who moved to the town in 1953. He stayed at the Salvatore Boarding House for a while, where he met Stefan and Damon, who were visiting one of their half-brother's descendants.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
In You're Undead to Me, Tiki's Grandfather made his first appearance inside the Mystic Grill, when he recognized Stefan and was surprised that he hadn't aged a day. Stefan completely ignored and refused to admit that he knows him, even when Elena asked.
Afterwards, Elena saw him again at a fund-raising car wash and when she asked started asking him questions, he told her about about the "attack" on Zach Salvatore's grandfather, Joseph Salvatore. He was sure that he saw Stefan in early June, 1953. Tiki's grandfather led Elena to look up information on the attack and she asked Logan Fell if she could use the computer at WPKW9 (the local news station).
He is shown to be insightful and offered information to Elena when she was asking him questions.
While he recognized Stefan, he thought it was his mind playing tricks on him as Stefan hadn't aged a day since he saw him in 1953.
He had black-gray hair and brown eyes. He had a mustache and a beard that was black-grayish-whitish in color. He had a tall stature and a medium build, and had been seen wearing various colored clothing.
- His first or last name was never revealed.
- He is the eldest human to appear in the series. He is at least 60 years old at the beginning of the series.
- It was said his cameo was cut, but in the aired episode of the series finale, he makes his appearance.
- He had the longest span of episodes between the first and the second appearance with 166.